Roger C. Denton
Practice AreasClass Actions
Defective Hip Implants
Pension Plan & ERISA Litigation
Pharmaceuticals & Medical Litigation
Pradaxa (dabigatran etexilate)
Toxic & Mass Torts
Roger has spent his entire career representing seriously injured individuals, including railroad employees and victims of dangerous products and defective pharmaceutical drugs. He has litigated cases in more than a dozen states, both in state and federal courts.
Roger has a national reputation as a leader in pharmaceutical litigation. Roger is acting as MDL Liaison Counsel in Yasmin/Yaz litigation, having been appointed by Chief Judge David Herndon, of the Southern District of Illinois. Roger is also lead counsel in the NuvaRing MDL, having been appointed by Judge Rodney Sippel of the Eastern District of Missouri. Roger has served on the National Plaintiffs' Steering Committees in the Ortho Evera MDL Litigation, appointed by Judge David A. Katz, of the Northern District of Ohio, as well as the Gadolinium MDL, appointed by Judge Dan A. Polster, of the Northern District of Ohio.
Roger is also active in the HRT Litigation in the City of St. Louis, Missouri Circuit Court, where he is representing women throughout the country who have Breast Cancer caused by hormone replacement drugs. There are more than 10,000 women nationally who have developed breast cancer because of these dangerous drugs.
Roger has also represented hundreds of railroad workers who have been seriously injured as a result of unsafe working conditions. Roger has a national reputation litigating cases in more than a dozen states, with record-setting verdicts in multiple jurisdictions. Roger is responsible for more than 20 jury verdicts in excess of a million dollars against many of the major railroads. Roger has appeared in the United States Supreme Court, successfully protecting the rights of injured railroad workers under the FELA. In his career, Roger has negotiated settlements in excess of $100 million dollars for his clients.
Roger is an Executive Board Member of the Mass Tort Trial Lawyer Association, a member of the American Association for Justice, a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and a member of Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys. Roger is a frequent speaker at national and local seminars and conferences involving mass torts and pharmaceutical litigation.
Toxic Mass Torts
Education: Culver Stockton College, B.A., 1978, cum laude;
St. Louis University School of Law, J.D., 1982, summa cum laude
Admitted: Illinois (1982), Missouri (1983), Wisconsin (1998),
The United States Supreme Court,
US District Court Eastern District of Missouri, Western District of Missouri,
US District Court Southern District of Illinois, Central District of Illinois, Northern District of Illinois,
US District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, Western District of Wisconsin